Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Feel more confident with core vocabulary implementation for AAC! This resource will provide you with up to a full school year's worth of core word implementation materials and activities for teaching core words to beginning AAC users. This resource
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$40.00
286
Digital Download PDF (168.79 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel confident teaching augmentative communication users core vocabulary in genuine communication contexts. This is a set of games and activities to teach the first 6 months’ of core vocabulary words from PrAACticalAAC.com’s Year of Core Words that
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$13.00
108
Digital Download PDF (103.61 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
If you're looking for core vocabulary activities for your beginning AAC users, this resource is for you. This AAC Starter Kit resource is for you to get started with implementing core words now, even if you don't know a lot about AAC! Support
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$94.75
$76.20
46
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Help your AAC users learn to navigate their communication systems more confidently with this decontextualized practice to keep them learning where the vocabulary is in their system and how to find the words they need when they need them.Core words
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (Specialty), Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$3.00
33
Digital Download PDF (63.86 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel more confident with AAC core vocabulary implementation with your teen users! This resource will provide you with up to a full school year's worth of implementation materials and activities for teaching core words to beginning AAC users. This
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$40.00
21
Digital Download PDF (222.49 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
If you are looking for time-saving done for you AAC curriculum activities for core word intervention, this resource bundle offers supporting materials for PrAACticalAAC's Year of Core Words. I have combined the 1st 6 months and the 2nd 6 months into
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$53.00
$42.40
33
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Help your augmentative communication get to know their AAC system better. Move them from single core words to phrases and sentences. This bundle of engaging core vocabulary games and activities covers a wide range of AAC skills and abilities and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$11.75
$9.40
20
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel confident supporting AAC users with core vocabulary strategies with these curriculum activities for core word intervention. Teach core words in the context of interactive activities and provide decontextualized opportunities to practice core
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$29.00
$25.65
12
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Need genuine activities to teach core vocabulary? Teaching beginning communicators and functionally nonverbal students (such as those with autism and other severe language disorders) requires consistent specific targeted strategies. Teach AAC users
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$8.50
15
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By Susan Berkowitz
Want to know where to start with core vocabulary implementation in your curriculum for AAC users? Students love the games and activities included in this resource. Interactive books provide even more practice opportunities! Curriculum planning for:
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$22.50
$18.00
16
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for engaging ways to practice using core vocabulary in genuine activities? Your students want to have fun with communication! Use games to build interactions while practicing core words. This is a fun way to practice finding verbs,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$4.50
19
Digital Download PDF (61.89 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Having a hard time getting your AAC users to expand their responses? This is a fun activity for your augmentative communication users or other minimally verbal students. They can practice making phrases and sentences using core words with either the
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (ELA), Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$4.75
18
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By Susan Berkowitz
AAC users need 200 opportunities each day to practice using their AAC systems to become competent communicators. While optimal teaching stresses use of AAC in the context of daily routines and events, SLPs have intervention sessions to fill with
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$26.50
$21.20
11
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Want to feel confident moving your AAC users to a more robust vocabulary? Get the second Year of Core Words implementation activities that will give you ready-made lessons for 192 core vocabulary words. You want your AAC users to have a robust
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (ELA), Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Lesson, Centers
$57.50
7
Digital Download PDF (893.49 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel confident teaching core vocabulary use to beginning to intermediate AAC users. Model and practice core words each month with interactive activity simulations made for you, as well as games and other activities. The resource covers the 2nd half
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
CCSS:
SL.K.4, SL.1.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1e, L.1.1d, L.1.1f, L.1.1h, L.1.1i
$16.00
27
Digital Download PDF (149.50 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to find engaging core vocabulary activities to give your AAC users the 200 opportunities each day they need to practice using their AAC systems to become competent communicators? Try these engaging activities for teaching core words in
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$8.00
8
Digital Download PDF (82.56 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Building vocabulary for adjective concepts with your AAC users or other early communicators? Storybooks provide a good decontextualized practice for teaching vocabulary to AAC users and other emergent communicators. These activities can be used
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$5.50
8
Digital Download PDF (101.04 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for fun ways to expand your AAC users' language skills and use of core vocabulary? Running out of ideas for ways to practice building core word phrases and sentences? This is a game similar to Scrabble®, but using words instead of letters to
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Centers
$4.00
14
Digital Download PDF (19.19 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you looking for a curriculum for your AAC users that builds core word use, formulation of phrases and sentences, formulation of narratives, and touches on writing skills? Feel confident implementing core vocabulary with your nonverbal and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$703.50
$574.90
1
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for activities to provide AAC users with genuine communication opportunities to use their core words? Designed to help you provide engaging activities for AAC core vocabulary implementation, this activity provides practice with early core
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$7.50
7
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a speech-language pathologist for 40 years, before which I worked with kids with autism. I have been in the classroom, therapy room, and worked as an administrator. I have worked in public and nonpublic schools. I currently specialize in alternative-augmentative communication for nonverbal students and in training staff to implement aac in their classrooms. I teach workshops locally and nationally on augmentative communication and on teaching literacy skills to students with complex communication needs, and have written CEU on-line courses for SLPs about AAC. I have published research articles in peer reviewed journals, and spent considerable time working on translating research into practice.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Working with students with significant special needs has taught me to do whatever works - which can be different for every student in the group. While I have a strong background in applied behavior analysis from working with kids with autism, I utilize a wide variety of strategies and styles! I want to teach teachers and SLPs to consider all options for teaching students with Complex Communication Needs because we need to presume competence for ALL kids. I feel strongly that if a child doesn't learn HE has not failed. WE have.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have had research papers published in peer review professional journals, and have presented at numerous national and international conferences and on webinars. I have also written more than 16 professional CEU hour courses for an on-line university program for SLPs about AAC. And have recently written a book about AAC implementation for parents, teachers, and SLPs. My blog has been named one of the top 5 AAC blogs, one of the top100 Language blogs and top 100 speech therapy blogs.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, M. Ed. in School Administration, and extensive graduate level classes in Special Education (enough for a whole other Master's degree - but why?). I believe this varied background has given me a deeper understanding of what these kids - and their teachers - need.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have 2 (grown) children, 1 husband, and 2 cats. I spend as much spare time as I can in my art studio, creating unique jewelry and mixed media assemblage art dolls, or just stealing time for a quick sketch.

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